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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
College: California
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (166) / CIN
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Lions GM Bob Quinn praised Marvin Jones' ability as a route runner.
"I thought Marvin was a very good route runner," Quinn said. "He’s not just a one-dimensional receiver. He can run vertical routes, he can run short routes, he can run intermediate routes. He’s got very good hands, so I think he’s a guy that can get open and catch the football." Coach Jim Caldwell said Jones brings a "full arsenal in terms of routes" to the offense. Jones was limited as the No. 2 to A.J. Green in Cincinnati, but it is clear the Lions believe he has all the skills necessary to be a true No. 1. He should be given plenty of opportunities to prove them right. Mar 31 - 9:36 AM

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Lions agreed to terms with WR Marvin Jones, formerly of the Bengals, on a five-year, $40 million contract.

The deal contains $17 million guaranteed. It's a nice chunk of change for Jones, who has big shoes to fill as Calvin Johnson's replacement as the new No. 1 receiver. It'll be a more collective effort to replace Megatron, but there are a ton of balls to be caught in OC Jim Bob Cooter's offense. Jones will be the preferred option in the red zone, along with third-year TE Eric Ebron, who the Lions hope will make a gigantic leap. Jones caught 10 touchdowns in 2013.
Mar 9 - 2:53 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Lions have agreed to terms with free agent WR Marvin Jones.

This is why the Lions pushed Calvin Johnson so hard for his retirement decision before the negotiating period opened. Jones will slide in as the Lions' new No. 1 receiver and top red-zone option out wide, keeping Golden Tate in a complementary role as a shifty 1B to Jones' 1A. Jones was the top receiver on the market after Alshon Jeffery was franchise-tagged by the Bears. Jones has 15 career TDs across 43 games.
Mar 9 - 9:22 AM

NFL Network's Albert Breer named the Titans, Browns, and Falcons as teams in pursuit of free agent Marvin Jones.

The Falcons' No. 2 wideout need is crystal clear after Roddy White and Leonard Hankerson flopped in the role last year and were released. Jones might have the best chance at target volume in Cleveland, although that obviously wouldn't be the case if Josh Gordon is reinstated. The Titans are a surprise team in pursuit with Kendall Wright and Dorial Green-Beckham in the fold.
Mar 8 - 5:50 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports the Browns are "pursuing" free agent WR Marvin Jones.

They won't be the only ones. ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini has already reported that Jones is the No. 1 free-agent receiver on most teams' boards. Jones will be in high demand over the next two days and seems like a lock to be overpaid. Following coach Hue Jackson to Cleveland makes a ton of sense. Jones wouldn't have to learn a new scheme and would be more of a focal point.
Mar 7 - 12:43 PM

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press expects the Lions to land Marvin Jones in free agency.

With Calvin Johnson likely headed for retirement, the Lions need a starter to pair with Golden Tate. Jones is the best available option in a weak class of free agent wide receivers. The 25-year-old set career-highs in catches (65), targets (103) and yards (816) this past season. Jones getting overpaid this offseason is a near certainty.
Mar 5 - 3:44 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports Marvin Jones is the top free agent receiver "on most boards."

Russini expects Jones to land a "HUGE deal" when free agency starts. Jones and Travis Benjamin are competing for the biggest contract among free-agent receivers. Both are entering their prime, but Jones has the edge on Benjamin because he's bigger and better in the red zone. The Bengals are interested in re-signing one of Jones or fellow free agent Mohamed Sanu, but with the way Jones' market could spin out of control, he seems likely to leave Cincinnati.
Mar 4 - 11:17 AM

Impending free agent WR Marvin Jones said he will not accept a "hometown discount."

"I'd like to be back, but at the same time I am a free agent – no hometown discount, definitely not – but I'm a free agent," Jones told NFL Media prior to the Super Bowl. "It wouldn't be good for me not to test the waters a little bit. So it's just an exciting process." Poised to be the top free agent receiver available, it does not make sense for Jones to accept less money to play second fiddle to A.J. Green for the next several seasons. Jones should land himself a nice contract and potentially a No. 1 job this offseason.
Feb 9 - 10:13 AM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein believes impending free agent Marvin Jones could be Detroit's top free-agent target if Calvin Johnson retires.

With Alshon Jeffery extremely likely to stay in Chicago, Jones is the top receiver available in a weak class. Detroit could also look to the draft to help replace Johnson, but top prospect Laquon Treadwell will be long gone by the time they draft at No. 16 overall. Replacing Johnson was always going to be difficult, but the lack of talent available both in the draft and free agency will make the task almost impossible.
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 8:55 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes impending free agent WR Marvin Jones could interest New England.

Even if Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola stick around, the Patriots are desperate for a downfield threat. Jones could fill that role, but he may be priced out of the Patriots' range in a weak receiver class. Jones could also get interest from ex-Bengals coordinator and new Browns coach Hue Jackson. Jones caught 65 passes for 816 yards and four touchdowns under Jackson last season.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 10:17 AM

Marvin Jones caught 4-of-7 targets for 32 yards in the Bengals' Wild Card loss to the Steelers.

Jones made an impressive sideline catch on the second drive of the game and converted a fourth down with a nine-yard grab on the Bengals' final touchdown drive, but overall it was another underwhelming performance. Despite staying healthy, Jones caught just four touchdowns and did not record a single 100-yard game. Once a high-ceiling player, the expanding number of weapons in the Bengals offense rendered Jones inconsistent in 2015. He's headed for free agency and has a chance to land a gig that comes with an increased role.
Jan 10 - 1:30 AM

Marvin Jones (hamstring) has been removed from the injury report.

It confirms he didn't have any setbacks last week. Jones will be healthy for Saturday's game, but is the No. 3 option behind A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert.
Jan 6 - 4:20 PM

Marvin Jones caught 5-of-5 targets for 38 yards in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Ravens.

Jones and A.J. Green each saw five targets to lead the team on Sunday, as the Bengals pretty much coasted right by the Ravens. With Tyler Eifert back from his concussion, there just aren't a ton of balls for Jones, though the Wild Card matchup next weekend at home against the Steelers is a tasty one for all Bengals pass catchers. At the end of the regular season, Jones has a 65-816-4 receiving line in his contract year.
Jan 3 - 11:50 PM

Marvin Jones (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 17.

He practiced fully on Friday. The Bengals are also getting Tyler Eifert back from his concussion. With the exception of Andy Dalton (finger surgery), the Bengals' passing attack will be near full strength against the Ravens.
Jan 1 - 2:23 PM

Marvin Jones (hamstring) remained limited on Thursday.

Back-to-back practices suggest Jones should be able to suit up, but with the playoffs only one week away, perhaps the Bengals will exercise caution with their No. 2 receiver against the Ravens.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 06:43:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
3Jake Rudock
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Stevan Ridley
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1Zach Zenner
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Corey Fuller
4Ryan Spadola
5Jace Billingsley
WR21Marvin Jones
2Jeremy Kerley
3Andre Caldwell
4Andre Roberts
5Quinshad Davis
WR31T.J. Jones
TE1Eric Ebron
2Brandon Pettigrew
3Matthew Mulligan
4Cole Wick
5Adam Fuehne
LT1Taylor Decker
2Cornelius Lucas
3Corey Robinson
4Luke Marquardt
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Joe Dahl
C1Travis Swanson
2Graham Glasgow
3Gabe Ikard
RG1Larry Warford
2Geoff Schwartz
3Chase Farris
RT1Riley Reiff
2Michael Ola
K1Matt Prater
2Devon Bell